Port Canaveral Questions

In this post we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions and internet searches about Cruising from Port Canaveral!

Port Canaveral Airport

Port Canaveral near airport?

Which is the Port Canaveral Airport?

Where is Port Canaveral Orlando Airport?

Most cruisers fly to Orlando International Airport (MCO) just under an hour by car from Port Canaveral.

There are often cheaper flights to Melbourne International Airport or  Orlando Sanford International Airport.  Both are about an hour’s drive.

Port Canaveral Location

Where is Port Canaveral?

Is Port Canaveral in Florida?

Is Port Canaveral in Orlando Fl?

What is the Port Canaveral address?

Is Port Canaveral in Orlando?

Where is Port Canaveral Orlando?

Port Canaveral Florida is about an hour’s drive east or Orlando! It is in a different town called Cape Canaveral.

There is no such thing as Port Canaveral Orlando or Port Canaveral Orlando Fl!

If you need directions, simply find Grills Restaurant Cape Canaveral on your GPS or map and proceed in that direction!  Port Canaveral Grills is right next to Terminal 1.

When you get close to the Port, you will notice various road signs directing you to your cruise terminal. At this point you can stop the GPS navigation and just follow the signs.

Port Canaveral Car Rental

Car rental at Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal?

Port Canaveral car rental companies?

Where is the Port Canaveral car rental drop off?

Port Canaveral Fl car rental?

Car rental in Port Canaveral cruise terminal?

Car rental near Port Canaveral Fl?

There are no car rental agencies inside or at the cruise terminals. You have to take a free shuttle van to/from the rental agencies.

All the major car rental agencies have offices within 6 miles of the cruise terminals. For detailed information, please visit: Car Rental at Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral Parking

Port Canaveral cruise parking?

Port Canaveral parking?

Port Canaveral parking Carnival?

Port Canaveral parking coupons?

Port Canaveral parking fees?

Port Canaveral parking for Carnival cruise?

Port Canaveral parking for Disney cruise?

Port Canaveral parking for Royal Caribbean?

Parking near Port Canaveral?

Port Canaveral parking Radisson?

You have many wonderful options for parking at Port Canaveral! Shipside, off-site and nearby hotels!

For information about the parking garages at each cruise terminal, please read: Port Canaveral Cruise Terminals

For information about the off-site parking options and hotels, please read: Port Canaveral Parking

Port Canaveral hotels

Port Canaveral hotels?

Port Canaveral hotels near cruise terminal?

You have many hotels to choose from with some just minutes from the cruise terminals.

Please read: Port Canaveral Hotels

 

 

Country Inn and Suites Port Canaveral – Cape Canaveral

Country Inn and Suites - Cape Canaveral (click to enlarge)

Country Inn and Suites Port Canaveral – Cape Canaveral

Introduction to the Country Inn and Suites Port Canaveral

Here you will find general information about the Country Inn and Suites that is not generally seen on the hotel’s own website.

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Location

One of the closest hotels to Port Canaveral and with limited views of the ships. Within walking distance (0.9 miles) of The Cove Restaurants at the Port and cruise terminal 1, but walking after dark is discouraged. Perfectly safe during the day and wheel-chair/stroller friendly. Some cruisers walk to the Port in the late afternoon then take a taxi back. The path is marked in green below.

Walk To Port - wheelchair friendly path
Walk To Port – wheelchair friendly path marked in green – 0.9 miles ( (click to enlarge)

Five very good restaurants are about 0.5 miles from the hotel – safe and easy walking. Preacher Bar is an interesting concept – classy yet eccentric with a different kind of menu! Kelsey’s serves popular Italian food. Zachary’s is Greek with a home-style menu. Thai Thai (you have to cross busy A1A) has the best Thai food in the area. Zarrella’s Pizza offers both Brick Oven and Wood Fire pizza as well as other Italian food. There are also McDonalds (MD), Burger King (BK) and Subway (SW) nearby. The Florida Beer Company is THE brewery in the area with tours and a wide selection of beer on tap. Racetrac sells affordable gas/diesel as well as wine, beer and fast food.

You can also rent a car from Hertz next door or take the local bus ($1.50) down to Cocoa Beach Pier and beyond – wait at the SCAT stop.

The mini golf is the cheapest of the three courses in the area but not the most exciting!

Cape Canaveral Hotels
Cape Canaveral Hotels (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttles – Yes!

Hotel has its own shuttle service to the cruise terminals. This is included for up to the number of persons (max 6) booked on a Park & Stay Package. Additional shuttle vouchers cost $5 per person ($10 round-trip).

Last time we looked they had at least 5 shuttle buses on the property so they are efficient with acceptable wait times. Earliest shuttles depart around 10:30am and they run frequently (based on bookings) until all passengers are transferred.

Airport transportation is not offered – guests can contact Smart-Two for quotes.

 

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Country Inn and Suites – Shuttle bus (click to enlarge)

Onsite Parking – Yes!

Free parking for guests only. Hotel parking included in Park & Stay Packages for up to the duration of the cruise. Otherwise cruise parking cost at least $40 per cruise (maybe more depending on the rate you paid ).

There are no fences or gates, meaning people can walk in off the street to access your vehicle but the area has no history of vehicle vandalism.

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Country Inn and Suites – Cruise Parking (click to enlarge)

Restaurants & Bars – No

There is a breakfast area (see images below)

Rooms and Interior

While not the most exciting hotel, the Country Inn and Suites is popular with families! All rooms offer a fridge, microwave and coffee maker.

The Family Suite rooms are particularly nice because you get a living area and two bedrooms with a queen bed in one and two single beds in the other. The kids room has its own TV so they can watch their own shows.

You can also opt for a One-Bedroom Suite – a king or two queens in the bedroom and a pull-out queen sofa in the living room. Each room has its own TV.

Honeymoon couples can opt for a Whirlpool Suite – king bed with a two-person whirlpool tub!

Standard Rooms feature king or two queen beds

How about Cruise Ship views?

As seen below there are limited views of the cruise terminals from the top floors of the north facing rooms.

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Country Inn – Ship Views (that is Terminal 1 and the Exploration Tower) (click to enlarge)

 

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Country Inn and Suites-Breakfast Area (click to enlarge)

 

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Country Inn and Suites-Breakfast Area (click to enlarge)

Pool Area

The pool large and inviting but designed for adults and not for children -no waterfalls or slides, etc. Lack of privacy because the pool is surrounded by rooms.

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Country Inn and Suites – Pool (click to enlarge)

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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral

Holiday Inn Club-Beach View
Holiday Inn Club-Beach View (click to enlarge)

Introduction to the Holiday Inn Club

If you are interested in the Holiday Inn Club, check rates, view our own maps, pictures and videos, enjoy our own unbiased comments and read Tripadvisor reviews.

Location

One of the closest hotels to Port Canaveral and with the best views of the ships entering and leaving the Port. Within walking distance (1.3 miles) of The Cove Restaurants at the Port and cruise terminal 1, but most guests will take Uber.

Holiday Inn Club Map
Holiday Inn Club Map (click to enlarge)

The hotel has two buildings on its campus – the main building and the beachfront rooms – these are 0.3 miles apart. Luckily there is a hotel trolley to transport guests between the buildings. The oceanfront rooms have easy access to the beach and Jetty Park.

Holiday Inn Club - Shuttle Trolley
Holiday Inn Club – Shuttle Trolley (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttles – No

Uber is suggested. It is a short ride!

On-Site Parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in packages.

Restaurants & Bars – Yes

The Cape Grill serves 3 meals daily. There is a Juice and Java kiosk in the lobby and two bars – inside the Cape Grill and the outside tiki bar next to the pool area.

Holiday Inn Club-Tiki Bar
Holiday Inn Club-Tiki Bar (click to enlarge)

Rooms and Interior

Your rooms will either be in the main building or the oceanfront building.

One bedroom villas – fully equipped kitchen, a dining table and separate living area with a pullout sofa sleeper, washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi, a furnished patio/balcony, two queen beds in the bedroom. Up to 6 people.

Two bedroom villas – fully equipped kitchen, a dining table and separate living area with a pullout sofa sleeper, washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi, a furnished patio/balcony, two queen beds in bedroom 1 and a king bed in bedroom 2. Two bathrooms. Up to 8 people.

Two bedroom villas (oceanfront) – fully equipped kitchen, a dining table and separate living area with a pullout sofa sleeper, washer/dryer, free Wi-Fi, a furnished patio/balcony, two queen beds in bedroom 1 and a king bed in bedroom 2. Two bathrooms. Up to 8 people.

Studio Rooms offer kitchenettes with a mini fridge, microwave and small sink. Either a queen or a king bed with a pull-out sofa. Up to 4 people.

If you want to look over the pool to keep an eye on your kids, choose rooms 1507A (south-end) thru 1523A (north-end). 1523A and nearby rooms overlook the tiki bar but you can also see the pools.

How about Cruise Ship views?

From the north-facing and oceanfront rooms you have the best views of all the hotels of the ships leaving and entering Port Canaveral.

Holiday Inn Club - Jetty Park Beach View
Holiday Inn Club – Jetty Park Beach View (click to enlarge)

Oceanfront rooms 2501, 2502, 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506, 2507 and especially 2508 offer the best ocean views from the top (5th) floor. In the same building, rooms 2509, 2510, 2511 and 2512 face north towards Jetty Park and the ship channel for the closest ship views.

In the main building, top floor rooms 1529B (west edge), 1529A, 1528A, 1528B, 1527, 1526, 1525B, 1525A, 1524A, 1524B face north towards Jetty Park and the ship channel for the closest ship views.

Pool Area

The pool is large and inviting with slides, lazy river floats and a splash area – by far the best pool in the area for children!

Holiday Inn Club Pool
Holiday Inn Club Pool (click to enlarge)
Holiday Inn Club Pool
Holiday Inn Club Pool (click to enlarge)

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Radisson Resort Port Canaveral

Radisson Resort
Radisson Resort (click to enlarge)

Introduction to the Radisson Resort

If you are interested in the Radisson Resort, check rates, view our own maps, pictures and videos, enjoy our own unbiased comments and read Tripadvisor reviews.

Location

One of the closest hotels to Port Canaveral and with limited views of the ships.

Five very good restaurants are within 0.5 miles from the hotel or next door – safe and easy walking. Preacher Bar is an interesting concept – classy yet eccentric with a different kind of menu! Kelsey’s serves popular Italian food. Zachary’s is Greek with a home-style menu. Thai Thai (you have to cross busy A1A) has the best Thai food in the area. Zarrella’s Pizza offers both Brick Oven and Wood Fire pizza as well as other Italian food. There are also McDonalds (MD), Burger King (BK) and Subway (SW) nearby. The Florida Beer Company is THE brewery in the area with tours and a wide selection of beer on tap. Racetrac sells affordable gas/diesel as well as wine, beer and fast food.

You can also rent a car from Hertz next door or take the local bus ($1.50) down to Cocoa Beach Pier and beyond – wait at the SCAT stop.

The mini golf is the cheapest of the three courses in the area but not the most exciting!

Cape Canaveral Hotels
Cape Canaveral Hotels (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttles – Yes

Airport transfers are available if booked via the hotel – operated by Cocoa Beach Shuttle.

Cocoa Beach Shuttle at MCO
Cocoa Beach Shuttle at MCO

Being the busiest, this hotel offers the most frequent transfers to/from the cruise terminals, operated by Cocoa Beach Express (of the same ownership) and starting at 10:30am.

Packages are available for up to 2 people. Extra persons pay $6 per one-way shuttle.

Radisson Port Shuttle
Radisson Resort – Port Shuttle (click to enlarge)

ON-Site Parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in Park, Shuttle and Cruise packages or $6 per day for other guests. Parking is available on the far south side of the hotel away from the rooms. There are some fences and gates but outsiders can still access your vehicle. Fortunately the area has no history of vehicle vandalism.

Radisson Parking
Radisson Resort Parking (click to enlarge)

Restaurants & Bars – Yes

There is the Flamingo’s Restaurant, the inside Flamingo’s Lounge Bar and an outside tiki bar (also serving food).

Flamingo's Bar at Radisson Resort
Flamingo’s Bar at Radisson Resort (click to enlarge)

 

Radisson Tiki Bar
Radisson Resort Tiki Bar (click to enlarge)

 

Radisson Resort Entrance
Radisson Resort Entrance (click to enlarge)

 

Radisson Resort Front View
Radisson Resort Outside View (click to enlarge)

Rooms and Interior

Being an older resort, there are many room types and choosing the best one for your family is not the easiest thing.

ONE-BEDROOM SUITE – with 2 queen beds in the bedroom and a microwave, fridge in the living room. Can sleep 6 with a two rollaway beds ($10 each).

ONE-BEDROOM SUITE SOAKER TUB – with 2 queen beds in the bedroom, a microwave and fridge in the living room and a soaker tub. Can sleep 6 with a two rollaway beds ($10 each).

PETITE GUEST ROOM – with 1 queen bed, microwave, fridge. Can sleep only 2. No rollaways allowed.

STANDARD ROOM – two double beds or one king bed

How about Cruise Ship views?

You have very limited views of the terminals 1, 8 and 10 from the top floors of the north-facing rooms. You will just see the very tops of the ships in the distance.

Pool Area

The pool is large and inviting and very exciting for children with waterfalls and bridges and interesting rock formations! It is the 2nd-best best hotel pool in the area thanks to the popular tiki bar on the side!

 

Radisson Pool
Radisson Resort Pool (click to enlarge)

 

Radisson Resort Pool
Radisson Resort Pool (click to enlarge)

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Residence Inn Cape Canaveral

Residence Inn Cape Canaveral
Residence Inn Cape Canaveral (click to enlarge)

Introduction to the Residence Inn

If you are interested in the Residence Inn, check rates, view our own maps, pictures and videos, enjoy our own unbiased comments and read Tripadvisor reviews.

Location

One of the closest hotels to Port Canaveral and with limited views of the ships. Within walking distance (0.9 miles) of The Cove Restaurants at the Port and cruise terminal 1, but walking after dark is discouraged. Perfectly safe during the day and wheel-chair/stroller friendly. Some cruisers walk to the Port in the late afternoon then take a taxi back. The path is marked in green below.

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Walk To Port (click to enlarge)

Five very good restaurants are about 0.5 miles from the hotel – safe and easy walking. Preacher Bar is an interesting concept – classy yet eccentric with a different kind of menu! Kelsey’s serves popular Italian food. Zachary’s is Greek with a home-style menu. Thai Thai (you have to cross busy A1A) has the best Thai food in the area. Zarrella’s Pizza offers both Brick Oven and Wood Fire pizza as well as other Italian food. There are also McDonalds (MD), Burger King (BK) and Subway (SW) nearby. The Florida Beer Company is THE brewery in the area with tours and a wide selection of beer on tap. Racetrac sells affordable gas/diesel as well as wine, beer and fast food.

You can also rent a car from Hertz next door or take the local bus ($1.50) down to Cocoa Beach Pier and beyond – wait at the SCAT stop.

The mini golf is the cheapest of the three courses in the area but not the most exciting!

Cape Canaveral Hotels
Cape Canaveral Hotels (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttles – Yes

Hotel offers shared shuttles to/from the cruise port terminals at 10:30am. This is included for up to the number of persons (max 4) booked on a Park & Cruise Package. The current shuttle partner is Park’NCruise as shown in the picture below.

Airport transportation is not offered – guests can contact Smart-Two for quotes.

Residence Inn Port Shuttle
Residence Inn Port Shuttle (click to enlarge)

ON-Site Parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in Park & Cruise packages otherwise is $6 per night (you must buy a package in order to park during your cruise).

Cruise parking is at the back of the property away from the rooms. There are no fences or gates, meaning people can walk in off the street to access your vehicle but the area has no history of vehicle vandalism.

Cruise Parking Residence Inn
Cruise Parking Residence Inn (click to enlarge)

Restaurants & Bars – Yes, but…

There is a breakfast area (see images below).

The small outside patio bar offers basic drinks. Ask the bartender for takeout menus from nearby restaurants.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays the hotel offers a Residence Inn Mix with free wine and beer.

Breakfast Area - Residence Inn
Breakfast Area – Residence Inn (click to enlarge)

Rooms and Interior

While not the most exciting hotel, the Residence Inn is popular with families because of its room configurations! All rooms offer a fridge, microwave and coffee maker.

The Two-bedroom Suite rooms (max 6 people) are particularly nice because you get a living area separating two bedrooms each with a king bed as well as 2 bathrooms. The living room has a sofa bed. You can add one rollaway bed for $15 extra per night. There is a TV in each of the 3 rooms.

You can also opt for a One-Bedroom Suite (max 6 people) – a king or two queens in the bedroom and a pull-out queen sofa in the living room. You can add one rollaway bed for $15 extra per night. There is a TV in each of the 2 rooms.

Studio Rooms (max 4 people) feature a king bed and a sofa bed. You can add one rollaway bed for $15 extra per night.

How about Cruise Ship views?

You have very limited views of terminal 1 from the top floors of the front of the building.

Pool Area

The pool is large and inviting but designed for adults and not for children -no waterfalls or slides, etc. Lack of privacy because the pool is surrounded by rooms.

Residence Inn Pool Area
Residence Inn Pool Area (click to enlarge)

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Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral

Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral

Homewood Suites Cape Canaverall
Homewood Suites – Cape Canaveral (click to enlarge)

Introduction to the Homewood Suites

If you are interested in the Homewood Suites, check rates, view our own maps, pictures and videos, enjoy our own unbiased comments and read Tripadvisor reviews.

Location

One of the closest hotels to Port Canaveral. Within walking distance (0.9 miles) of The Cove Restaurants at the Port but walking after dark is discouraged. See green paved trail on map below.

Homewood Suites Walk to Port
Homewood Suites Walk to Port (click to enlarge)

Five very good restaurants are about 0.5 miles from the hotel – safe and easy walking but be careful when crossing A1A. Preacher Bar is an interesting concept – classy yet eccentric with a different kind of menu! Kelsey’s serves popular Italian food. Zachary’s is Greek with a home-style menu. Thai Thai has the best Thai food in the area. Zarrella’s Pizza offers both Brick Oven and Wood Fire pizza as well as other Italian food. There are also McDonalds (MD), Burger King (BK) and Subway (SW) nearby. The Florida Beer Company is THE brewery in the area with tours and a wide selection of beer on tap. Racetrac sells affordable gas/diesel as well as wine, beer and fast food.

You can also rent a car from Hertz or take the local bus ($1.50) down to Cocoa Beach Pier and beyond – wait at the SCAT stop.

The mini golf is the cheapest of the three courses in the area but not the most exciting!

Cape Canaveral Hotels
Cape Canaveral Hotels (click to enlarge)

Port Shuttles – Yes

Included in Park, Stay and Go packages for up to 2 persons. Additional shuttle vouchers cost $10 roundtrip ($5 each way) per person. Departures at 9:45am, 10:30am and 11:15am but flexible to accommodate guest needs.

Homewood Suites Shuttle to Port Canaveral
Homewood Suites Shuttle to Port Canaveral (click to enlarge)

Onsite parking – Yes

Hotel parking included in Park, Stay and Go packages for up to 7 nights. Otherwise $6 a night.

 

Homewood Suites Parking Lot
Homewood Suites Parking Lot (click to enlarge)

Restaurants and Bars

Complimentary evening (Mon thru Thu) social from 5:30pm to 7:30pm with drinks and snack food. A small and somewhat uninteresting bar at the pool is open during busy times.

Rooms

The Studio Suites and One-bedroom Suites can sleep up to 6 (2 on the queen pull-out sofa, 2 on the queen bed and 2 on the queen bed).

Cruise ship views from the higher floors (6th is best), odd-numbered rooms face the pool and Port area.

Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral
Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral – pool and bar area (click to enlarge)

 

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Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral – cruise ship views (click to enlarge)

 

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Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral Cruise Ship Views (click to enlarge)

 

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Homewood Studio Suite – Cape Canaveral – sleeps 6 (click to enlarge)

 

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Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral (click to enlarge)

 

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Homewood Suites Cape Canaveral – pick odd-numbered rooms for cruise ship/pool views. (click to enlarge)

Pool Area

The large pool is attractive with a sloped entry much like a beach! The small tiki bar is a bit disappointing and just a pool area drink station at best.

 

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